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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Austell, GA, this page will provide added resources for your quest. Read on for specific local information about hysterectomy, surgery options, doctors, hospitals, patient testimonies and more from HysterSisters.com members.
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, otherwise known as the womb. Rarely is a hysterectomy an emergency surgery. There is usually considerable time to research and explore options for discussions with your personal surgeon.
Read more about hysterectomy.
Most importantly, if you have been told you need a hysterectomy and you have explored the alternative treatments for your diagnosis, there is important information you need to know.
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|WellStar Cobb Hospital
3950 Austell Rd
Austell GA 30106
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Your first decision - What type of hysterectomy is best for you?
Different types of hysterectomy are tailored to a specific set of health needs and surgeon skills. With today's advancing technology and experienced surgeons, most women are candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery typically allows for faster recovery and fewer complications. Vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and robotic hysterectomy are examples of minimally invasive hysterectomy options.
Ask your surgeon: Am I a candidate for minimally invasive hysterectomy? If the answer is no, ask "Why not?". Seek a second opinion of a specialized GYN surgeon for additional surgery options.
Read more about the different hysterectomy types:
da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy
Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy
| ||Lawrence John ROWLEY MD.|
Suggestion by Robin W :
"Dr. Rowley is one of the kindest people I have ever met. He treats you as a PERSON with feelings and emotions not as a source of income. He takes a great deal of time with you explaining every asp...(Read More)
|Joseph Louis TATE MD.|
Suggestion by Queen S :
"I have worked in the same hospital that Dr. Tate practice's in for the last 3 years as a labor and delivery nurse. He is patient and always present. He believes a women's body already knows how to...(Read More)
|Hugo RIBOT MD.|
Suggestion by Amanda :
"He is so great!! As well as Dr. Kang!! The whole office makes you feel so welcome!!!...(Read More)
|Thomas LYONS MD.|
Suggestion by Margo :
"Wonderful caring doctor who has a sense of humor along with the technical skills to develop and perform state of the art surgery. Six years ago I had the outpatient laparoscopic hysterectomy he d...(Read More)
| ||Darrell William JORDAN MD.|
Suggestion by Debbie :
"Dr. Jordan is a very special OB/GYN dr. He treats his patients like family. He acts as if he has all the time in the world to answer my questions. His office staff are very efficient but also extreme...(Read More)
| ||Elizabeth W KILLEBREW MD.|
Suggestion by MusicLvr :
"I've been seeing Dr Killebrew for many years. She has an extremely good bedside manner she's cheerful loving takes the time to talk things through with you. I've found her to be very comforting and...(Read More)
| ||Andrew Holt LEACH MD.|
Suggestion by Laurie B :
"Dr Leach is an awesome doctor! He took a lot of extra time with me explaining all of my options and not pushing me to make a decision. I have never had a long wait for an appointment and every si...(Read More)
| ||Mary C PITCHER MD.|
Suggestion by Jill West :
"Dr. Pitcher has been my OB/GYN for over 12 years. She is the BEST doctor. She has provided me with yearly check up as well as delivering both of my babies. She was also a wonderful support during a...(Read More)
HysterSisters Recommends Get a Second Opinion
Get a Second Opinion - ALWAYS!
HysterSisters recommends that you get more than one opinion when your doctor suggests a hysterectomy. You may have a trustful long-standing history with your doctor and feel horrified that we suggest such a thing! This isn't a slap in the face for your personal physician but a smart thing for every patient to do.
Set up an appointment with a different surgeon in a different practice and even perhaps in a different town. Take your records with you but also ask for an exam. Ask if the first recommendation is appropriate. Ask for alternative suggestions.
Get a third opinion. You might find the third suggests an even less invasive solution or an alternative treatment to completely avoid surgery.
The key is for you, the patient, to get all the information you can before you agree to surgery. You cannot change your mind once the surgery is done. There are no money back guarantees if the surgery is not the cure for your problem. Be smart. Do your homework.
Read more about getting a second opinion: Give Me A Second.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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